Have you ever wondered why some people turn sick sooner or later in life, while others manage to stay healthy, bright in mind and just don’t seem to be bothered by anything?
Is it all set in our genes? Well, maybe a little. Some people are just lucky and blessed with a great physique. But new insights from epigenetics suggest that genes only account for about 5-7% of what happens to us. Depending on our lifestyle we are able to switch on or switch off genes just as lifestyle requires. Now, that is really good news, it means that we can take our fates in our own hands.
So what can we do to improve our odds? If you asked me, I would say: ‘A good diet, regular exercise, no cigarettes and little to no alcohol will give you a headstart’ .
I can see you raise an eyebrow and say: ‘Wait a minute, that’s no secret. I knew that’. To be honest I would have been surprised if not, but do you actually know what a good diet is? Well, who does nowadays? Do you know, what kind of exercise will prevent or relief pain longterm? Be honest with yourself. In the last month, how much exercise did you do? What kind of exercise? How was your diet?
Some might say: ‘Ok, I walk a lot!’ or ‘I think my diet’s quite good.’
Stay tuned so we can have a look at how I think a healthy and longterm beneficial lifestyle could look like.